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Why is colonoscopy scheduled based on the hemoglobin count?

My father recently had blood work and his hemoglobin count was 10.2. His physician has scheduled a colonoscopy for next month. Why would he automatically schedule the colonoscopy? He had open heart surgery in 2001 -- could some of his medication cause his level to be low? Thank you.
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
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Hello welcome to the health care magic

If intestinal problem associated and hemorrhage from intestinal mucosa suspected than colonoscopy can be planned.

Here for low HB first of all I need to know peripheral smear examination report and blood indices values for giving more comment.

If needed than serum iron, ferritin needs to be estimated

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